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Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center – Georgetown, TX

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Monday, June 17
 

2:30pm CDT

Coding, Camps, and Clubs
A strong afterschool program in computer science can generate interest in STEM and build a pipeline of students into your school’s computer science coursework. But how do you create a high quality, sustainable coding club or summer camp without breaking your back or busting the bank? In this Deep Dive, we’ll connect with the experts to provide best practices, tips and tricks from the front lines and activities you can use right away to generate excitement and energy around your program.

Presenters
avatar for Debi Pfitzenmaier

Debi Pfitzenmaier

Executive Director, Youth Code Jam


Monday June 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
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Tuesday, June 18
 

9:45am CDT

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
TAYLOR

11:00am CDT

Brain-Based Computer Science Pedagogy Limits Screen Time to Maximize Learning in Grades K-8
How should computer science educators approach the significant body of brain-based research that argues for limited use of tablets and screens for young children? This session explores a blended approach to teaching engineering and computer programming in grades K-8 that employs a broad mix of hands-on work, physical/kinesthetic activities, small group discussion, peer mentorship and (yes) individual screen-based work. This approach was pioneered by Dr. Allen Selis, a former K-8 Headmaster from Palo Alto and the founder of STEM Crafters.

Presenters
avatar for Allen Selis

Allen Selis

Director, STEM Crafters
CEO of STEM Crafters


Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
BELFORT

1:30pm CDT

Integrating Computational Thinking into ELA, Science, and Math
This session will provide an introduction to what computational thinking is and how you can be embed it into content area lessons. Appropriate for grades 3-5 and middle school.

Presenters
avatar for Chuck Gardner

Chuck Gardner

Director of Curriculum, CYBER.ORG
Chuck Gardner serves as Director of Curriculum for the Cyber Innovation Center and its academic initiative, CYBER.ORG. He has over 10 years of classroom experience and holds an EdD (Educational Leadership) and an MBA (Marketing) from the University of Phoenix and a BS (Marine Transportation... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Roehl

Sheryl Roehl

EPIC Partnership Coordinator, WeTeach_CS


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
BELFORT
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

10:30am CDT

Introduction to Programming with MIT’s Scratch
NOTE: Please bring a laptop, tablet, or chromebook to this session.
Have you ever wanted to learn about drag-and-drop programming but don’t know where to start? This hour-long introductory course is for you! We will be starting at the beginning with creating accounts and crafting simple programs. By the end, you will have the skills to make a simple video game (and bring what you've learned back to your school!). Perfect for teachers of grades 3 through 8.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Torbey

Ryan Torbey

Project Specialist, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)
rtorbey@tacc.utexas.eduRyan Torbey is a computer science education advocate and former technology teacher. He is employed at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) as a Project Specialist as he pursues his PhD in STEM Education at the University of Texas. His research focuses... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
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